Republican Jobs Plan - Cut the tax rate for the wealth by 25%

  • metta

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    May 26, 2011 8:19 PM GMT
    New Republican 'jobs' plan calls for even more tax cuts for wealthy individuals, corporations


    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/05/26/979554/-New-Republican-jobs-plan-calls-for-even-more-tax-cuts-for-wealthy-individuals,-corporations


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    May 26, 2011 8:26 PM GMT
    metta8 saidNew Republican 'jobs' plan calls for even more tax cuts for wealthy individuals, corporations


    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/05/26/979554/-New-Republican-jobs-plan-calls-for-even-more-tax-cuts-for-wealthy-individuals,-corporations




    Dailykos really? Couldn't at least google to find a better source?
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    May 26, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
    That's the Repub's economic proposal for every economic ill!
    Even though the facts of the historical record show that the result of cutting taxes on the rich has NOT been strong job creation and economic prosperity.
    The result of cutting taxes on the rich has been massive yearly budget deficits and an exploding National Debt.

    Reagan more than tripled the National Debt.
    Bush Jr. doubled the National Debt.

    That's what cutting taxes on the rich has done to us.
    Saddled us with back breaking debt in order to make the rich even richer.
    Transferred a mind boggling amount of wealth from the middle class to the richest 1-2% of Americans.

    More tax cuts for the rich will not create jobs.
    Taxes were RAISED on the rich in the Clinton administration, and the result was that 23 million jobs were created while Clinton was in office.
    Taxes on the rich were CUT in the Bush Jr. administration and only 3 million jobs were created.
    http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2009/01/09/bush-on-jobs-the-worst-track-record-on-record/
    The facts speak for themselves.
    And they don't lie - the way the Repubs do.

    THE REPUBS WILL SAY ANYTHING.
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    May 26, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidI'm sure the Democrat plan currently under consideration is much better... Oh yeah, there is NO Democrat plan.

    Metta8 - in addition to posting links, perhaps you could join the discussion in a tangible way. Maybe you might comment on why there is no Democratic plan and why the Democrats in the Senate have refused in over 700 days to propose a budget.

    Do join in the discussion in your thread, please.
  • Webster666

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    May 26, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    I'm still waiting for the benefits of Reagan's "trickle down" tax cuts for the rich to get to me.

    Gee, if cutting rich peoples' taxes by 25% will create jobs, why not cut their taxes by 100%, so that everybody could go back to work !
    Sheesh.
  • creature

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    May 26, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
    Metta does actually join in the discussions of some of his threads. Sometimes he participates in the threads of others.
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    May 27, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    creature saidMetta does actually join in the discussions of some of his threads. Sometimes he participates in the threads of others.

    You are right, I do recall, was it in November? Of course, it's easy to slink around, throw bombs and let others fight, while sitting on the sidelines. I think we should help encourage Metta8 to not hide in the shadows, but actively participate often. If you are motivated to start a thread, you should have some opinions, right?
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    May 27, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
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    creature saidMetta does actually join in the discussions of some of his threads. Sometimes he participates in the threads of others.

    You are right, I do recall, was it in November? Of course, it's easy to slink around, throw bombs and let others fight, while sitting on the sidelines. I think we should help encourage Metta8 to not hide in the shadows, but actively participate often. If you are motivated to start a thread, you should have some opinions, right?


    Metta does have opinions and it's clear from his sources and his comments where his views lay. As a matter of self interest, I think his posts are by definition enough of a contribution if they spur discussion and are of interest. His choice in sources however ... Like DailyKos? Really? He might as well have chosen stories from genericconspiracytheoriesforliberals.net ...
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    May 27, 2011 3:55 AM GMT
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    socalfitness said
    creature saidMetta does actually join in the discussions of some of his threads. Sometimes he participates in the threads of others.

    You are right, I do recall, was it in November? Of course, it's easy to slink around, throw bombs and let others fight, while sitting on the sidelines. I think we should help encourage Metta8 to not hide in the shadows, but actively participate often. If you are motivated to start a thread, you should have some opinions, right?

    Metta does have opinions and it's clear from his sources and his comments where his views lay. As a matter of self interest, I think his posts are by definition enough of a contribution if they spur discussion and are of interest. His choice in sources however ... Like DailyKos? Really? He might as well have chosen stories from genericconspiracytheoriesforliberals.net ...

    I think the difference is when either of us or some others post, we participate in the thread and defend our decision to post a particular story. In other words, we stand behind what we post. While I agree that a person's opinions can likely be determined by their sources and selection of articles, I am not impressed by the throwing of controversial stories than stay hiding under your desk. I think if you like to post things then enjoy watching others fight while you stay comfortably hidden, you should be called out.
  • metta

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    May 27, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    I have no desire to try and impress anyone. I post things that I think may make interesting discussions. However, my time is very limited and I have to focus a limited number of things because of this. I don't normally have the luxury of time to discuss things...back and forth... so when I take breaks from stuff I need to do, I spend it trying to find out what is going on in the World. But I do try and read what others post so that I can hear different points of view.
  • GQjock

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    May 27, 2011 11:08 AM GMT
    You see ... That's the economic plan of republicans during the boom times .... and it's the republican economic plan when we have a recession as well

    Kinda a one trick elephant .... Kinda? icon_wink.gif

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    May 27, 2011 2:24 PM GMT
    I'd like more tax breaks for the middle class icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 27, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    metta8 saidI have no desire to try and impress anyone. I post things that I think may make interesting discussions. However, my time is very limited and I have to focus a limited number of things because of this. I don't normally have the luxury of time to discuss things...back and forth... so when I take breaks from stuff I need to do, I spend it trying to find out what is going on in the World. But I do try and read what others post so that I can hear different points of view.

    I will offer my opinion on this, which I'm sure means nothing to you, but I will offer it anyway. I can agree with your point if it is a general interest, non-controversial story, such as a thread I posted on nazis trying to train dogs. I can also agree if the point is controversial, but is not highly partisan, dividing along the liberal/conservative lines, such as the thread I started on the circumcision bill in San Francisco. I thought that generated good discussion, but I did not end up posting in that thread because I wasn't trying to persuade anyone and I did not think I had anything to add to the discussion.

    But where I disagree is when baiting, controversial threads are created with a clearly partisan agenda. Not participating and defending your choice to create such a thread reminds me of someone lobbing a stink bomb in a room to watch all the commotion. Also reminds me of someone knew several years ago. She came across as the sweetest, kindest, quiet person. But after only a few minutes in a room with people, she got everyone else fighting, while she maintained her sweet demeanor.

    You've got a following here, mostly among the guys who agree with your partisan threads and love the red meat you throw them, so the opinion of others probably doesn't matter.